In case you haven't "heard," National Geographic Channel has a seven-part series coming in November called
Great Migrations(links are no longer available).Affiliated with the television event are a number of educational opportunities you might want to investigate.
Great Migrationscontains the dramatic,stunning photographs you have come to expect fromNational Geographic.Each animal is given a four page spread.The first two pages are amazing scenes in vibrant color.The second two pages are facts about the migrations those animals take that includes a map of the region where the animals occur (geography lesson).
I do have one caveat.The font on these informational pages jumps around drastically in color and size,even within a paragraph.While this is eye-catching from a design point of view,on the other hand it is a real challenge for beginning and struggling readers to follow.
If you are going to watch the series and want to have a reference on hand to emphasize points or delve a bit further into details,then this book could be a useful tool.It will be sure to get children interested in learning more.
There is also an adult book,Great Migrationsby K.M.Kostyal,which I haven't seen yet.
This trailer to give you an idea what the series is like (may not be suitable for sensitive children):
Isn't that stunning?
Note: I'm sure there will be some scenes of predators capturing prey in the actual show,so it may not be suitable for young or highly-sensitive children.
Great Migrations: Whales,Wildebeests,Butterflies,Elephants,and Other Amazing Animals on the Move
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (October 12,2010)
Great Migrationsby K.M.Kostyal